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War instructions - US Navy from the COC
« on: November 18, 2008, 06:51:16 PM »
Here is a interesting document I found on line that may be valuable to you re-enactors and museum boat guys.

War Instructions
United States Navy
1944
UNITED STATES FLEET
Headquarters of the Commander in Chief

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/war_instruct.htm

Chapter 9 is on the employment of submarines, includes some tactics of the day.

Here's something we all knew:

901. Habitability on the surface and submerged is generally fair under all conditions of extensive operations, if submarines are equipped with air-conditioning apparatus. Although this equipment greatly improves the ship's habitability, oil fumes and battery gases cannot be disposed of when submerged.
 COC needs to take a ride on one of our boats... :o
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From the Forward Torpedo Room

John